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Bee-bim bop (the name translates as mix-mix rice”) is a traditional Korean dish of rice topped, and then mixed, with meat and vegetables. In bouncy rhyming text, a hungry child tells about helping her mother make bee-bim bop: shopping, preparing ingredients, setting the table, and finally sitting down with her family to enjoy a favorite meal. The energy and enthusiasm of the young narrator are conveyed in the whimsical illustrations, which bring details from the artist’s childhood in Korea to his depiction of a modern Korean American family. Even young readers who aren’t familiar with the dish will recognize the pride that comes from helping Mama, the fun of mixing ingredients together in a bowl, and the pleasure of sharing delicious food. Includes author’s own recipe.
A child, eager for a favorite meal, helps with the shopping, food preparation, and table setting.
Number of Pages: 31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Family / Parents, People + Places / United States / Asian American
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Linda Sue Park
Street Date: September 12, 2005
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-1155